Wednesday, 25 August 2010

The Squeeze!

But first....

I'm looking for South American Moth experts to ID this moth which was photographed in the Santa Marta Mountains of Colombia.

I actually managed to squeeze in one of those 'couple of hours' birding periods yesterday (Tuesday) when the weather decided to buck up and I was able to relieve myself of other worldly matters. Well there's only one thing to do in a situation like this and that's to give Conder Green a look over. Conder Pool was so quiet I was able to devote a couple of minutes to note everything on there which comprised of just twelve birds being, 4 Oystercatcher, 2 Teal, the 'all summer' site faithful 3 Wigeon, and most interesting the return of 3 Little Grebe to the pool. The circuit provided the best of Conder Green with 2 Spotted Redshank juveniles, at least 6 Greenshank with the distinct possibility of there being eight, but they were pretty mobile today hence the err on caution, 2 Ruff, 2 Common Sandpiper, and up to 300 Redshank were in the channel below the old railway bridge with a lone Black-tailed Godwit and 3 Dunlin, 6 House Martins are still visiting three nests under the eaves of River Winds.

I just had time to have a quick check - quick checks and - generally speaking - birding from cars are not recommended - of the Lune Estuary from Glasson Dock to find an adult Mediterranean Gull and to note the estuary otherwise unimpressive wader-wise save c.900 viewable Redshank of note.

And finally....


Another one for the SA moth experts. Thanks to Colin Bushell for the photographs....they intrigue me Colin.


Anonymous said...

it is an Atlas Moth

Pete Woodruff said...

Apreciate this Pete.

I'm going all the way here....what about the bottom one?

Lancashire and Lakeland Outback Adventure Wildlife Safaris said...

Hawkmoth sp



Pete Woodruff said...

Thanks for this Dave, all contributions gratefully received of which none will I be able to contest.